Galway County Council workers placing sand bags to prevent flooding at the Bridge Road in Portumna. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Home-owners and businesses along parts of the Shannon face the highest danger of flooding in 20 years later this week, following days of heavy rain an(...)

 Galway County Council workers placing sand bags to prevent flooding at the Bridge Road in Portumna. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

The River Shannon catchment area could experience its worst flooding in 20 years over the coming days as water levels continue to rise from the impact(...)

Kevin Sheridan of Sheridan’s Cheesemongers: “We make decisions more slowly, mainly because we have a clear vision of who we are”

In 1995, Kevin and Séamus Sheridan hit on the bright idea of selling Irish farmhouse cheeses at the Galway food market. At the time, Séamus was a youn(...)

Gerry Galvin was one of the most creative chefs of Ireland’s culinary development . He was also an influential food writer. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Gerry Galvin, who has died aged 70, was best known as one of the most creative chefs of Ireland’s culinary development and also was an influent(...)